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Old 06-20-2010, 02:15 PM   #31
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I'd say we would all like you to try it so we could find out.
I already use inline heaters so no need to for me to try it out.
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I made one of these reactors at the first of the week and was impressed with it. I did go with Gatekeeper's suggestion of an inline tee instead of drilling into the housing. It was easy to put together and it actually increased the flow out of the canister. I used it for a day and then decided to try using my canister as a reactor with the inline tee on the input side of my filter. It's working well too and I'm sticking with that at least for now.

I said all that just to say if you're wanting to try an inline reactor then give this a try instead of a PVC reactor. It was very easy to set up and pretty efficient along with maintaining better flow, at least for me.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:57 PM   #33
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this i how mine is setup
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so if i drill a hole in the top and silicone the cord from an submersible heater threw it and then fill and plug in should be ok? just asking because like everyone else wants to get rid of tank clutter and i just got a co2 reg so im trying to decide how im going to diffuse still
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so if i drill a hole in the top and silicone the cord from an submersible heater threw it and then fill and plug in should be ok? just asking because like everyone else wants to get rid of tank clutter and i just got a co2 reg so im trying to decide how im going to diffuse still
Can't tell you if it would be OK or not, only way to find out is experiment yourself. Give it a try and let us know how it goes. Myself I prefer the Inline Hydor so have no reason to experiment with this.

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Myself I prefer the Inline Hydor...
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IYO; would this be overkill for a 20 long?
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IYO; would this be overkill for a 20 long?
Nope I used one on my Mini M when I had it.
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CO2 reactors can build up a big bubble of CO2 and other gases, often in one day. If you have a heater in there, much of the heater may be in gas, not water, which would cause it to overheat, or shut down. For that reason I don't think combining this reactor with a heater in the same housing would be a good idea.
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Well I put mine together Friday and it's now Monday and the drop checker is holding green even with a DIY bottle setup. This reactor is amazing!!!!!
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Well I put mine together Friday and it's now Monday and the drop checker is holding green even with a DIY bottle setup. This reactor is amazing!!!!!

They are really efficient. I've had to turn mine way back otherwise it was starting to stress the fish out as it would turn almost clear on the settings for my old inline reactor that stayed light green.

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Well I put mine together Friday and it's now Monday and the drop checker is holding green even with a DIY bottle setup. This reactor is amazing!!!!!
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I just bought what was at the store, they had a clear filter housing but it was over $30 compared to the solid one I bought for $15
Which store might this be, just out of curiosity? I can find these online but I don't seem them on either Lowe's or Home Depot's site.
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Craigthor...nice and clean setup. Where did you get that dual buble counters setup?

As for inline reactor, I used the Rex's inline reactor with eheim 2260 canister filter so I don't have problem with flow rate.
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Which store might this be, just out of curiosity? I can find these online but I don't seem them on either Lowe's or Home Depot's site.
They have them at the Home Depot store I never seen them online either.
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